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Ron Dancer to recognize Tom Luchento

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
New Jersey State Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer (R-District 30) will recognize Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, for his vigorous efforts to the help people in the harness racing industry.  Dancer will honor Luchento at his legislative campaign reception scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on October 22 in the Renaissance Room at Freehold Race...
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20 percent interest in Badlands Hanover sold

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
John and Patricia C. Celii have announced the sale of a 20 percent interest in the Badlands Hanover Syndicate to Eric Cherry and Mark Gold’s Doc’s Farm.  This follows the recent announcement that Badlands Hanover will be moved from Delaware to Winbak Farm in Ontario, Canada beginning with the 2009 breeding season.   “I am extremely pleased to become a member of the Badlands Hanov...
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Frankie\'s Dream wins Babic Filly Preview

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
Frankie’s Dream won the $10,000 Lou Babic Memorial Filly Preview in 1:56.3 on Friday at Freehold Raceway, and should she capture next week’s final, she would match her full sister, Happy Dreamer, who accomplished the same feat for the same team in 2007. All eight of the Preview entrants will advance to the $82,410 Babic Filly Final, the co-feature with the $128,875 Babic O...
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Muscle Shirt beats the boys to take New Jersey Futurity crown

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
Muscle Shirt, the only filly in the field of eight, was on the lead at every call to win the $51,390 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-old trotters, the featured seventh race on October 10 at Freehold Raceway. The New Jersey Futurity is restricted to offspring of New Jersey stallions and is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey. Muscle Shirt, driven by J...
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Goldstar Rosie one step closer to $100,000 bonus

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
Two-year-old pacer Goldstar Rosie ($2.60) posted her sixth win out of seven starts on Friday at the isle casino & racing at pompano park, capturing the $26,250 Florida Sale Stake for fillies. Driver Dan Clements moved Goldstar Rosie quickly from mid-pack to take the early lead and paced over to the quarter in .28.  With Bling (Mel Turcotte) settling in the pocket, Clements steered the fi...
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Luc Ouellette reaches 8,000 win plateau

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
Luc Ouellette joined some very elite company when he reined home his 8,000th career winner on Friday night, October 10 at Woodbine Racetrack. The veteran pilot came into the night just one win away from the milestone and got it done in the seventh race aboard trotter Longbeach Tuffy, although the final outcome was in doubt right up until the finish. In fact, Longbeach Tuffy hit the wire in a...
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Jug champion wins in stakes record performance

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
In one of the most gutsy winning performances in the 26 year history of Maywood Park’s Windy City Pace, Shadow Play overcame a rugged trip Friday night and overtook Badlands Nitro in the late going to nail down a head victory in a stakes record time of 1:50.4. The 4-5 favorite had to race parked outside of Badlands Nitro for the last half mile and when asked, still had another gear, going ...
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Bettis, Real Espresso win PA Fair Finals; new mark for Go On BB

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
Forced wide prematurely, Bettis turned the three path into the “Bus Lane” as he captured the $20,000 Pennsylvania Fair Final for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Friday at The Meadows. Chasing front-ending Valentine De Vie down the backside, Bettis was trapped behind stalled cover when trainer/driver David Wade sent him wide. “I had to get out from behind that horse -- it was getting...
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Another Yonkers victory for Miss Galvinator A

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
A week ago, the standout mare Miss Galvinator A ran roughshod over her rivals to become a  millionairess. Friday night, replete with her new seven-figure figure, she did it again. Miss Galvinator A, rejoining Yonkers Raceway\'s adult table, rolled home in the $40,000 co-featured Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. With Tony Morgan doing the honors from post position No. 4, this Miss--the 7-5...
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Whosgoinwhosstayin notches 10 straight despite break

on 10/09/2008 2:00 AM
Undefeated 2-year-old trotter Whosgoinwhosstayin posted his 10th straight win Wednesday at the isle casino & racing at Pompano Park in the $14,350 Florida Sale Stake for colts and geldings. After an early break and 15 lengths behind the leader, driver Mickey McNichol was able to get Whosgoinwhosstayin back on stride to catch the field to win in 2:01 by 10 lengths.   “After makin...
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Mr. Wiggles fastest in DSBF

on 10/09/2008 2:00 AM
Five $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers were contested Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.   Elmer Fannin and George Teague\'s Mr. Wiggles (1:54.1, Jim Morand) was the fastest winner with a 1:54.1 triumph. The Badlands Hanover colt left from post seven and set all the fractions in his one length win over Ray\'s Big Bubba. The Teagu...
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Drivin\' Miss Rudee right into Colonial winner\'s circle

on 10/09/2008 2:00 AM
Drivin’ Miss Rudee led every step to score a sharp 1:51.2 victory in Colonial Downs Wednesday night feature, a $10,000 fillies and mares winners over pace.  Drivin’ Miss Rudee and driver Chris Page were able to steal away to the lead through soft opening fractions of :27.1 and :56.2 with minimal pressure from pocket tripper Scott’s Sweety while favored Camphor Hanover raced four len...
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Chugwater Gal takes ISOBA contest

on 10/09/2008 2:00 AM
Sophomore trotting fillies stepped into the spotlight on Wednesday night as a field of nine diagonally gaited state-breds squared off in a $17,000 Illinois Standardbred Owners & Breeders Association Stake. Fresh off a win in the Lady Ann Reed consolation, L&L DeVisser’s Chugwater Gal continued her late-season surge with an impressive four-length victory in 1:57.4.   Grinding it o...
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Jamieson takes lead in Batavia\'s All-Star Drivers\' Challenge

on 10/09/2008 2:00 AM
Week five of the $10,000 All-Star Drivers challenge took place at Batavia Downs Gaming Wednesday Night with Canada’s Jody Jamieson in town to help raise money for charity and to take a swing at the $10,000 top prize. He heads back over the Peace Bridge as the new leader.   Needing 34 points to tie Howard Parker, the 31-year-old Jamieson was able to do one better finishing with 35. All par...
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Katie\'s Kiss scores in NJSS Green Acres final

on 10/09/2008 2:00 AM
Katie’s Kiss extended her winning streak to three with a victory in the $35,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes-Green Acres for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday at Freehold Raceway. Jeff Gregory was at the lines as the daughter of Muscles Yankee held the lead at every call and drew away to a three-length victory over the Banker Hall filly Bank On Rosie. Masai Mara, who is by Muscles...
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Case gets a step closer to early release

on 10/09/2008 2:00 AM
According to published reports, Walter Case Jr, who has been in prison four years for stabbing his estranged wife with a steak knife, was approved by an Ohio Court of Common Please judge on Monday for early release, but the state of New York, where Case would go for a probationary period, must still approve. Case, who still has about eight months left for the full sentence, would be released under...
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Woodbine unveils new Standardbred paddock on Thursday

on 10/09/2008 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is proud to announce the opening of its new Standardbred Paddock and Retention Barn at Woodbine Racetrack with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.   This 62,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility has the look and feel of a cupola’ed Kentucky barn. It incorporates 120 stalls, offices for industry regulators and other racing officials, a new b...
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Cunard to be honored in Monticello-Goshen

on 10/09/2008 2:00 AM
When the Monticello-Goshen Chapter USHWA holds its 50th Annual Awards Banquet at Kutsher’s Country Club in Monticello, N.Y., on Sunday night, Oct. 26, Gail Cunard will be the recipient of the chapter’s prestigious Excelsior Award for her untiring dedication to the Standardbred sport.   Mrs. Cunard has been the administrator and CEO of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame si...
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Freshman filly pacers in action in DSBF elims

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes got underway for 2-year-old filly pacers Tuesday at Harrington Raceway as Green Racing and James and Brent Outten\'s Little Bit Tricky ($3.80, Ross Wolfenden) was the fastest elimination winner in 1:56.3. The Badlands Hanover filly set all the fractions in her one-length win over Rusty\'s Joy and Lofty Expectations. The Josh Green-trainee impr...
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Hambletonian champ to take on six in Saturday\'s Patriot Invite

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo will face six rivals as he bids to become the 16th North American Standardbred to reach $3 million in earnings and a third straight victory in $100,000 Patriot Invitational Saturday at Colonial Downs. Roger Hammer and Todd Schadel’s Vivid Photo can reach the $3-million mark with a first or second-place finish Saturday. The 6-year-old S J’s Photo gelding is f...
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